What's on Tap

What's on Tap

First look: Isaac Hunter's reopening in downtown Raleigh

Posted March 7
Updated March 9

Isaac Hunter's Tavern is located at 414 Fayetteville St., in Raleigh.

— Nearly two years after closing its doors, Isaac Hunter's Tavern will reopen Friday at a new location.

The bar will be located at 414 Fayetteville St., just a few blocks down from its former downtown Raleigh home, and in the former home of Common 414.

Co-owner Zack Medford said with so many of their favorite neighborhood bars closing, including Tir na Nog and the Oxford, the group knew it was time to bring back the beloved bar. After looking at a few different sites, owners decided the best option was to change concepts and renovate Common 414.

"We knew the space was perfect," co-owner Zack Medford said Tuesday. "We loved Common, but we felt it was time to bring Isaac Hunter's back."

The bar will have an extensive bourbon selection, in addition to video and table games. The space is much larger than Isaac's original location, which gives it the ability to host larger events.

"It's still a work in progress, we have a lot more to do before the space is finished but we didn't want to wait any longer," owners said.

The official grand opening will be held at a later date.

The tavern originally opened in 2009 at 112 Fayetteville St. amid the downtown Raleigh Renaissance. The bar closed in March 2014 when owners said their landlord decided to go in a different direction.

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